Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card
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The Sign-Up Bonus

  •  Earn 50,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards Points when you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months.

Get These Perks

  •   3,000 bonus points after your cardmember anniversary
  •   Free checked bag

Pros & Cons

  Low annual fee

  $69 annual fee

  3% foreign transaction fee

  Limited redemption options

  Limited flight destinations

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Written by Amy last month

A no-frills airline credit card for Southwest travelers who charge less than $10,000 a year.

Review of the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card

Although the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card doesn't offer any luxury perks, it is a solid low cost card for earning 2X Rapid Rewards® points on Southwest airfare, hotel and car Rental Partner purchases and 1X on everything else.  As a sign-up bonus you'll earn 50,000 points when you spend $2,000 in purchases in the 1st 3 months, , which can get you at least 1 roundtrip flight on Southwest. After the first year, you'll earn 3,000 bonus points each year after your cardmember anniversary.

If you spend more than 10,000 a year, you would benefit from the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card which offers more bonus points for a $99 annual fee.

The Bottom Line
Good low cost airline card if you fly mostly in the Southwest, but because it’s a regional airline if you’re looking for other destinations you may need to supplement with another travel credit card.

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